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Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture

Transporting and Handling of Dogs - Cargo Area Conditions

The animal cargo space must be constructed, and maintained in a manner that protects the safety, health and well being of the animals at all times. The animal cargo space must have an adequate supply of air for normal breathing. It must be heated and cooled as necessary to maintain temperature and humidity that ensures the animal’s health and well-being.



The animal cargo space must ____.

A) contain viewing windows for dogs

No, these are not required features for the animal cargo space.

B) be pressurized when the airplane is in flight

Yes, the animal cargo space must be pressurized when the airplane is in flight.

C) have a veterinarian on site

No, these are not required features for the animal cargo space. control.

 
This lesson is designed for airport personnel who have the responsibility for the care of dogs and handling of kennels during air travel. After reviewing this lesson you will understand many factors that can improve the safety of dogs during air travel and increase the likelihood that the dogs will arrive healthy at their final destination. These factors involve the appropriate care and handling of dogs and kennels under both normal and extreme conditions.


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